EL DORADO, Ark. (KTVE/KARD) — Starting on June 5, 2023, the El Dorado Police Department in collaboration with the Union County District Judge Jack Barker will be implementing a Warrant Relief Initiative.
The initiative will allow people with warrants for traffic citations and unpaid fines to go to the El Dorado Police Department and make contact with Warrant Officer Jordan Halfacre. Officer Halfacre will then clear the warrant and issue a new court date, and the citizen will be free to leave.
“We have over 540 active warrants in our system alone… that’s not counting the county or other agencies. Just to get some of those off the books and help some of those citizens out because some of those bonds for failure to appear on a traffic citation can be upwards of $2,000,” said Lt. Andrew Russell.
The Warrant Relief Initiative will be in place for 90 days and conclude on August 28, 2023. Only those who take initiative and come to the police department will be able to take advantage of this opportunity. Any other contact with these citizens will result in the current warrant being served and standard procedures being followed.
“You only get one time to do this. It’s 90 days and it will go by really quick. Get it done while its early and they are willing to work with people,” explained Samuel Hux, an El Dorado resident.
If you have any questions, you are asked to contact El Dorado Police Department Warrant Officer Jordan Halfacre at (870) 881-4831 or (870) 881-4800.